“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
Tomorrow marks the first day of the 12 Runs of Christmas Challenge organised by Running on the Spectrum – a New Zealand charity organisation “…that provides an opportunity for children with Autism to receive an exercise program as well as be part of the running shoes program whereby they receive a pair of running shoes. Running On The Spectrum also aims to present talks to schools throughout New Zealand to present talks about living with Autism to children and parents”.
This is a virtual running challenge, meaning that you have to submit your km’s each day. You have a choice of 4 distances to take part in:
- RUDOLPH’S CHALLENGE – 12km over 12 days
- THE GREAT SANTA MARATHON – 42km over 12 days
- RUNNING WITH THE ELVES – 60km over 12 days
- THE BIG CHRISTMAS FEAST – 200km over 12 days
I’ve signed up for the 42km marathon challenge. I’d love to have the time to complete the 60km, but working full time limits how often I can run, and the 200km challenge is too crazy to contemplate.
After the Queenstown Half Marathon (see terrible picture above of me with finishers medal), I fancied another challenge in the run up to Christmas, and this seems to fit the bill nicely (plus I’ll be doing something nice for charity). To follow up KMs each day, follow me on Instagram, and to sign up yourself, click this link.